10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Anaheim travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Anaheim at 71°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Children's Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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